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  1. #1
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    Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    I was doing "sudo apt-get upgrade" and got this:

    Does anyone know what it means and how do I fix it? Thanks.

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    12 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/769 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    dpkg: error processing dpkg-dev (--configure):
     package dpkg-dev is not ready for configuration
     cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of debhelper:
     debhelper depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.2); however:
      Package dpkg-dev is not installed.
    
    dpkg: error processing debhelper (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of alien:
     alien depends on debhelper (>= 7); however:
      Package debhelper is not configured yet.
     alien depends on dpkg-dev; however:
      Package dpkg-dev is not installed.
    
    dpkg: error processing alien (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-core:
     lsb-core depends on alien (>= 8.36); however:
      Package alien is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-core (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-graphics:
     lsb-graphics depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-graphics (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration ofNo apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                          No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
        No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                      No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                  No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                              No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                            No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                          No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                         lsb-cxx:
     lsb-cxx depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-cxx (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-multimedia:
     lsb-multimedia depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-multimedia (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-desktop:
     lsb-desktop depends on lsb-graphics (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-graphics is not configured yet.
     lsb-desktop depends on lsb-multimedia (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-multimedia is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-desktop (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-printing:
     lsb-printing depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-printing (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb-languages:
     lsb-languages depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb-languages (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lsb:
     lsb depends on lsb-core (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-core is not configured yet.
     lsb depends on lsb-graphics (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-graphics is not configured yet.
     lsb depends on lsb-cxx (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-cxx is not configured yet.
     lsb depends on lsb-desktop (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-desktop is not configured yet.
     lsb depends on lsb-printing (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-printing is not configured yet.
     lsb depends on lsb-languages (>= 4.1+Debian11ubuntu4); however:
      Package lsb-languages is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing lsb (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of gutenprint:
     gutenprint depends on lsb (>= 3.1); however:
      Package lsb is not configured yet.
    
    dpkg: error processing gutenprint (--configure):
     dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     dpkg-dev
     debhelper
     alien
     lsb-core
     lsb-graphics
     lsb-cxx
     lsb-multimedia
     lsb-desktop
     lsb-printing
     lsb-languages
     lsb
     gutenprint
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: What kind of hot mess is this?!

    The first error is the clue:

    dpkg: error processing dpkg-dev (--configure):

    Are you doing development work on dpkg? Why did you install this?

    Alien is a package to convert RedHat/Fedora rpm packages to Debian packages, so why did you install this?

    Try removing dpkg-dev and alien if you are not using them.
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    Re: What kind of hot mess is this?!

    Thanks. I was trying to install this package, gutenprint (5.0.1-1lsb3.1), through synaptic but something went awry during installation. I tried your suggestion and this is what I am getting now:



    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/769 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    dpkg: error processing dpkg-dev (--configure):
     package dpkg-dev is not ready for configuration
     cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                                  Errors were encountered while processing:
     dpkg-dev
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    chad@UL80jt:~$ sudo apt-get remove dpkg-dev
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      dpkg-dev
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 1,670 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
    dpkg: error processing dpkg-dev (--remove):
     Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
     reinstall it before attempting a removal.
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     dpkg-dev
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    Please use a more informative thread title.
    Changed.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    @tgalati4
    Thanks! I reinstalled "dpkg-dev" through Synaptics and then completely removed it. Success! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

    @mrgs
    Sorry about that. I wasn't sure what to title thread at first. Thanks for changing the name.

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    Re: Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    Ok, please mark the thread 'solved'.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    In the future, you can try clearing your cache:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get check
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    Re: Dpkg: Dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

    @tgalati4
    Thanks! So just to clarify, by simply using:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge
    ...without specifying a package or application, will clear my cache?

    Thanks.

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